Speaking of gardening, I love this tiny gem of a film with just the right mix of magic, love and gardening. By chance I noticed “This Beautiful Fantastic” from 2016 and got a copy at my local library. Here is the story, full of love and transformation!
Beautiful, eccentric Bella Brown is portrayed as insular and solitary, so of course she gets a job at the local library. Her boss, the librarian, is a mean, nasty, OCD type of woman. I have had it with that tired, old stereotype of librarians…when will it end?
The story is that of how Bella blossoms into a marvelous new life, as she learns from a couple of caring new friends how to garden. Somehow she evolves from a “horticultural terrorist” with a fear of flora, into the author of her own “beautifully ordered chaos” in the garden and in her own life.
Of course we have the frustrated librarian who wants to become an author, the mystery of why her equally-eccentric love interest abandons her at the park, a wonderful performance by Tom Wilkinson as the grumpy old neighbor…
…and the amazing garden which blossoms mysteriously overnight.
All of the ingredients are here for a lovely, fun, thoroughly British fantasy of friendship, love and gardening! Don’t miss it! I watched it twice. BRILLIANT!
Bella’s definition of LOVE: He makes me feel like I can fly!
8 thoughts on “A Magical Mix of Love and Gardening!”
This sounds appealing, especially as I am a librarian and a gardener.
Me too! It really is a fantastic fantasy, and as I age I like fantasies more and more!
I refuse to watch any film that doesn’t make me smile at the end. You can keep your horror, violence and sex (well…maybe we’ll keep the sex lol!) I don’t go to the cinema to be scared or made to feel ill or distraught by what I’m watching. So, this film sounds ideal and just up my fantasy, safe, whimsical street 🙂
First of all LOVE the name of your blog! Aren’t we all in our pyjamas these days! Second, this is a film anyone could love if they love a nice gentle happy ending!
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Thank you! Pop over to my blog; it’s about the funny side of midlife. At our age a sense of humour is one of the few things left that isn’t wearing out, sagging, aching or dropping off! 🤣
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I love books and I love gardens. This sounds perfect!
and it really is Diane! Especially if you like that quirky British humor…
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